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Global Director of Materials, Fairport, New York

Created 07/16/2020
Reference QUA001125
Category Supply Chain / Logistics
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State New York
City Fairport
Zip 14450
Salary Competitive
Qualitrol recognizes that the success of our company is directly linked to the capabilities, commitment, and contributions of our people. We actively encourage associates to contribute to improving our business.

Our development programs encourage all of our associates to master the tools of Fortive Business System while our talent management process ensures that associates are provided opportunities in which to learn, develop and grow with our company.

Qualitrol associates enjoy the autonomy, breadth of responsibility and creativity that are part of a smaller, entrepreneurial environment while leveraging resources, best practices and career opportunities associated with a large, successful company.

Our associates are energetic, analytical and focused on working together to make tangible contributions to our company.


Fortives' Qualitrol Corporation is seeking a Global Director of Materials to drive excellence in Supplier Quality, On-Time Delivery, and Inventory Management. This role has ultimate responsibility for supply chain matters at Qualitrol's four global facilities. Qualitrol has $60M in direct material spend with aggressive cost reduction and inventory targets annually.

This key role in the Qualitrol organization has significant responsibility, visibility and growth opportunity within operations and throughout Supply Chain Management in Fortive.


  • Ensure Materials organization is contributing to the quality, delivery, and cost targets of our plant. Cross Functionally manage & develop purchasing, scheduling, and logistics.
  • Solve materials problems that are negatively impacting production, quality, and delivery of products.
  • Pro-actively identify and implement opportunities to achieve PPV and other cost savings while also driving Low-Cost Region Sourcing PD initiatives.
  • Improve supplier fill rates, quality, lead times to fit product mix and needs.
  • Lead, Train and facilitate the upgrade of the KanBan system to improve Inventory turns and eliminate part shortages.
  • Interact with Fortive commodity managers to ensure best practices and greatest leverage in procurement, low cost region sourcing, supplier assessment & management.
  • Manage inventory at world class turn levels.



  • Respect for People: Appreciates and leverages diversity in experience, heritage, education, organization level and gender.
  • Management by Fact: Gathers, analyzes and summarizes data to draw rational, fact-based conclusions.
  • Deliver Results: Driven to deliver short and long-term results. Maintains focus on what's most important.
  • Adapting to Change: Able to effectively adapt an environment of change, uncertainty, and ambiguity.
  • Excellent negotiation skills (including contract negotiation) with proven performance in a sourcing environment
  • Excellent cross-functional interpersonal, facilitation, communication and leadership skills


  • Leads by example
  • Must be self-motivated, results and action oriented.
  • High energy
  • High stress tolerance
  • Open minded
  • Organized/strong time and project management skills
  • Strong Leadership skills. Able to build teams and build consensus.
  • Lean manufacturing experience/ Value Stream mapping and kanban planning, Strong process mind set
  • Previous Sourcing/Contract negotiation experience
  • Excellent negotiation skills (including contract negotiation) with proven performance in a sourcing environment
  • Ability to develop and execute strategic plans
  • Excellent cross-functional interpersonal, facilitation, communication and leadership skills
  • Self-starter and highly motivated
  • Results driven and possess excellent organization, communication (written and oral), and presentation skills
  • Willing to travel up to 40-60% as required.


  • BS/BA Business, Engineering or equivalent field
  • Lean training and experience
  • 10+ years in materials management, sourcing, and supply chain or related fields

Fortive Corporation Overview:

Fortive is a diversified industrial growth company, with a $6B portfolio of market-leading brands. We develop and deliver essential technology for the people who create, implement and accelerate progress. And we achieve this through our people. Our globally diverse team of 24,000 employees is united by a common culture rooted in Fortive Business System (FBS). Exceptional people thrive at Fortive because we build extraordinary teams for extraordinary results. We recruit, develop and retain the best talent available. We shape the future. We innovate to fuel our customers' success, building better businesses and propelling progress. We are driven to do better. We emphasize continuous improvement and nonstop learning. We are team-oriented. We work together, and we win together. We create an environment based on integrity and action, not politics and bureaucracy.
Employer Qualitrol Company

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